This year, we want to work with even more farmers and their local communities to create a network of areas across the UK that will become havens for wildlife. We can only do this with your support.
We need more funds to allow more staff to get out in their wellies on farmland across the UK, to share effective and practical ways of making farms more wildlife-friendly.
For many farmers this will be about encouraging them to enter, and get the very best for wildlife, from agri-environment schemes. We've campaigned for these schemes for many years. There still isn't anywhere near enough funding for them (we're continuing to work on that). But the ones we have can still deliver amazing things for nature - if we can get more farmers to use them and get the very best from them.
With your help and using the advice that we give, farmers will create dazzling flower strips at the edges of fields, bushy hedgerows bursting with birdsong and nesting plots that allow skylarks to soar and lapwings to tumble.
We've identified 24 areas throughout the UK where we believe focusing our advice will make a big difference to reversing the declines.
Recent successes with stone-curlews, corncrakes and cirl buntings have proved it can be done.
This renewed effort to tackle this huge problem will cost £1 million per year. We’ve already secured £150,000 from the EU LIFE+ fund, which leaves us £850,000 short. We can’t do this vital work without your help, so if you can, please donate today.